Caesar Or Nothing

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A. A. Knopf, 1919 - Fiction - 329 pages
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Page 209 - The town was an old important city, and has, from afar, a seigniorial air; from nearby, on the contrary, it presents that aspect of caked dust which all the Castilian cities in ruin have; it is wide, spread out, formed for the most part of lanes and little squares, with low crooked houses that have blackish, warped roofs.
Page 266 - three fundamental problems, as is the case with almost all towns in the interior of Spain. First: water. You have neither good drinking water, nor enough water for irrigation. For want of drinkable water, the mortality of Castro is high; for want of irrigation, you cannot cultivate more than a very small zone, under good conditions.
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Page 168 - Then you think Catholicism is dead? ' " ' No, no; as to having any civilizing effect, it is dead; but as to having a sentimental effect, it is very much alive . . . and it will still unfortunately keep on being alive. All...
Page 51 - What do you want to do tonight? " "Tonight! Nothing." " Don't you want to go to the theatre? " " No, no; I have a tremendously weak pulse, and a little fever. My hands are on fire at this moment.
Page 267 - To prevent this, it is necessary for the Municipality to establish a public granary which shall regulate prices. For want of that, the people are condemned to hunger, and people that do not eat can neither work nor be free.
Page 167 - Loyola surprised me; what one tried to do in the sphere of action, the other did in the sphere of thought. These twin Spanish figures, both odious to the masses, have given its direction to the Church; one, Loyola, through the impulse to spiritual power; the other, Caesar Borgia, through the impulse to temporal power.
Page 31 - His passions were of extraordinary violence, and despite his ability in concealing them, he could not altogether hide his underlying barbarity.
Page 218 - Calixto came back; he asked me if I was tired, and I told him no, and when we had crossed the whole width of the house, which is huge, he showed me the garden.
Page 168 - ... saints, and processions, and magnificent churches, is a terrible strength. ... If there were an emancipated bourgeoisie and a sensible working class, Catholicism would not be a peril; but there are not, and Catholicism will have, not perhaps an overpowering expansion, but at least moments of new growth.

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